At her confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland reminded Senator Manchin that her home state of New Mexico, and she, know something about mines polluting water supplies.
Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of U.S. Representative Debra Haaland (D-NM) to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. During the hearing, Representative Haaland committed to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, that she will work with him to extend Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation (AML) fees– a key priority due to its 2021 expiration.
Chairman Manchin questioned Representative Haaland on the importance of maintaining our energy independence and reiterated his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy policy that focuses on innovation, rather than elimination.
To read Representative Haaland’s testimony, please click here.
To watch the hearing in full, please click here.
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The Committee will reconvene at 10am EST on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to consider Representative Debra Haaland’s nomination.
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